ARTIST NAME: BILLIE ROGUE
Origin: Toronto, Canada
(self-released through her own label, Haus of Rogue)
Genres: industrial, metal, synth-pop, electro-pop
Billie Rogue is the eponymous solo project by singer, songwriter, musician and producer, Billie Roa. She is known for her deep vocal range, stage presence and genre-fluid style; exploring the realms of industrial, dark electronica and metal. Rogue considers her work to be a vessel for her inspirations like Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode and Bjork. These influences manifested as her debut EP, Eclectric. Other musical influences include Korn, Slipknot, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer and various other metal acts.
'ECLECTRIC’ marked a stylistic departure from her typical ‘acoustic-metal’ sound, into an electronic-industrial path. Characterized by arpeggiated synths and thrashing guitars, it was the birth of a new Billie that embraced her fluidity with highly different genres of electronica, metal, electro-pop and industrial, giving the album its highly varied sonic atmosphere. Since then, Billie describes herself as "genre-fluid".
Other works include being featured as a guest vocalist on Grey Heaven Grey Earth’s track '‘Swollen Crypt”, as well as appearing on “Death Champs” by Toronto hardcore thrash-punk band, The Slime. Regarding her work as a producer, she is credited as the mixing engineer for Resthaven’s two EPs, Decade of Perdition and Shallow Eve.
"We are incredibly enamored by the overall listening experience, as everything from the blistering guitars to Billie Rogue's dense vocal portrayal leaves us stomping our feet amid the [song's] intense and ominous atmosphere"
"The new Billie Rogue EP, Eclectric, is highly varied, bringing together thrashing guitars with dark, moody electronics and a multitude of influences. It showcases Roa’s range as a singer, as she is capable of aggressive metal growls, as well as strong mezzo-contralto vocals"
"--Billie Rogue aims to “break the norms of metal and look cute while doing it” with an intriguing, diverse sound that Billie describes as “anti-elitist, genre-fluid, BadBitch.”
The Toronto-based, Philippines-born singer, songwriter, musician and producer has honed a sound that embraces industrial, electronic rock, synth pop and metal elements. And she’s enjoying a growing reputation for her genre-fluidity, stage presence and androgynous vocals."